Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Remove the single Philips screw securing the disc drive.
    • Remove the single Philips screw securing the disc drive.

    • Pull the disc drive out.

  2. Remove the 22 M2.5x5 Philips screws securing the palmrest to the base.
    • Remove the 22 M2.5x5 Philips screws securing the palmrest to the base.

    • Remove the seven remaining M2x2.5 screws securing the palmrest to the base.

    • Unscrew the two captive screws securing the RAM/HDD door to the base.

    • This must be done in order to access hidden screws under the hard drive.

    • Under the RAM/HDD door, unscrew the hard drive caddy. Remove the caddy.

    • Remove the three M2.5x5 screws from under where the hard drive was.

    • Pop the four keyboard clips with a plastic spudger. As you do the first one, pry to get under the keyboard with your hand.

    • Remove the keyboard cable from the motherboard connector.

    • Remove the palmrest cables from the motherboard connectors.

    • Remove the seven M2.5x5 screws securing the palmrest to the base.

    • Lift the palmrest.

    • Use a plastic spudger to get under the CR2032 cell and pry it out carefully.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Joseph Sctbunio

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thanks for your help!!!

E P - Reply

I’m happy that my guide helped you!

Joseph Sctbunio -

Lot of screws, wouldn’t even tried this without these instruction.

Thank you.

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